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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Weekend Music Break, N°34

Pretty much all of this week’s artist are regular guests on the blog. First up: Pitcho. Remember him. Second, lifted from his ‘Jama ko’ record, here’s a Mali-shot video for Bassekou Kouyate: 

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Friday Bonus Music Break, N°28

Kuduro pioneer Sebem (fresh out of prison; he was in for repeated traffic violations, from what I understand) has a new video out (above); the clip’s rural setting is surprising, given kuduro’s over-all urban flow. Next, a...

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Music Break

Last month, Alex Dende aka Lexxus Legal was awarded the ‘African Renaissance Prize’ at the Black World Festival in Dakar for his long-time commitment to and support of the rap scene in Kinshasa. We think it’s much...

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Children of Kinshasa

If you have seen the 1987 movie La Vie est Belle (Life is Rosy), you probably remember the aspiring musician Kourou (played by Papa Wemba) getting himself in some trouble in this scene. Here, in the latest...